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Voting and Elections Guidelines for Missouri

Register and Vote

What is on the ballot in the next election? How to register to vote? ...and more

VOTER ID - Updated

If you're a registered voter, you can vote!

  • The election authorities are not allowed to ask for or require a photo id.
  • The election authorities are not allowed to require you to sign a statement.
  • The former tier 1 and tier 2 ids are equal.

You can vote if you show one of the following:
-a voter registration card
-ID from a Missouri university, college, vocational or technical school
- utility bill
- bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document showing your name and address

Or, vote a provisional ballot. -There are two ways your vote counts if you don't bring an ID to the polls.
-If your signature matches the signature in the voter registry, your vote counts.
-If you come back to your polling place and show an ID, your vote counts.

Absentee Voting and Voter ID

You must apply for an absentee ballot at least a week before the election day. In accordance with RSMo 115.279, a voter may apply for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, or by facsimile. Go to your local election authority for more information.

City of St Louis Absentee Ballot Request

On-line request for Absentee Ballot St Louis County

Federal Armed Service Absentee Ballot Request Form

Anyone registering by mail may vote absentee the first time only after enclosing a copy of his or her driver's license or other approved ID with the absentee ballot request.

Absentee ballot requests must be mailed or faxed to the Election Board no later than 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the election. These are also locations for in-person absentee voting.

St. Louis City Board of Elections: 300 N. Tucker Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63101, 314-622-4336

St. Louis County Board of Elections: 725 Northwest Plaza Dr., St. Ann, MO 63074, 314-615-1800

Franklin County Clerk: Franklin County Govt. Center, 400 E. Locust, Room 201, Union, MO 63084, 636-583-6355

Jefferson County Clerk: 729 Maple, Hillsboro, MO 63050, 636-797-5486 or 800-748-3456

Lincoln County Clerk: Courthouse, Room 104, 201 Main St., Troy, MO 63379, 1-636-528-6300

St. Charles County Board of Elections: 397 Turner Blvd. St. Peter's, MO, 636-949-7550

Warren County Clerk: 101 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 302, Warrenton, MO 63383, 636-456-3331

If you are voting absentee by mail, your notarized affidavit envelope, with your voted ballot inside, must be returned to the Election Board no later than 7 p.m. the day of the election. The ballot may be returned by the voter in person, through the mail, or by registered carrier or a registered voter's relative in the 1st or 2nd degree.

In Person Voting In person voting begins six weeks prior to each election at the Election Board's Office during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to bring with you an acceptable form of identification.

In person voting is also available the Saturday before each election from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The deadline to vote absentee in-person is 5:00 p.m. the Monday before each Election Day.

Voters who are permanently disabled, or their caregiver, may apply to be on our permanently disabled voter list. Once placed on the permanent absentee list, a voter will automatically be mailed an absentee ballot application for each election held within their voting jurisdiction.

Find out if you are registered to vote

If you have moved within the same county you may complete your change of address at the correct polling place for your current address on election day.

You may check your voter registration at the following web site.

Secretary of State Voter Lookup

Voter Registration & Election Authority Contact Information

Register and Vote Brochure

Free copies for distribution are available by calling the League office at 314-961-6869.

The Election Authority in each county or city is responsible for voter registration. You must register in the county where you reside.

Franklin County Clerk
400 E. Locust, Ste. 201
Union, MO 63084

Jefferson County Clerk
729 Maple, Room G12
Hillsboro, MO 63050
636-797-5486 or 800-748-3456

Lincoln County Clerk
201 Main Street, Room 104
Troy, MO 63379

St. Charles County Election Office
397 Turner Blvd.
St. Peters, MO 63376

St. Louis City Board of Election Commissioners
300 N. Tucker
St. Louis, MO 63101

St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners
725 Northwest Plaza Dr
St. Ann, MO 63074

Warren County Clerk
104 W. Main Street, Suite B
Warrenton, MO 63383

Additional Resources

Political Party Contacts in Missouri (Registered with the Secretary of State of Missouri) Political Party Contacts in Missouri

Missouri Secretary of State

Official Missouri State

Official St. Louis City Information

Official St. Louis County Information

St. Louis County Municipal League

What is a Primary Election?

In Missouri, when you register to vote, you do not state your preference of a political party. There are elections when you can select a ballot for the political party of your choice. These are called primary elections. This is the time when candidates in the same political party vie to be the party candidate in the general election.

At a primary election, voters may choose a political party ballot or a non-partisan ballot which contains only the ballot issue(s).